Portland Blazers at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/21/2018
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
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The Portland Blazers travel to Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 6.5 point favorites.
The Blazers have a record of 11-5. They are 1st in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 6.9 as they average 114.9 points per game while giving up 107.9 per contest. The Bucks have an overall mark of 12-4. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They total 120.1 points per contest and give up 109.0, which is a point differential of 11.1.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 11-5-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 8-8-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 10-6-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 12-4-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
11/20/18 G Seth Curry Knee is downgraded to out Tuesday vs New York
11/13/18 SF Maurice Harkless Knee is out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/17/18 G Donte DiVincenzo Knee is out indefinitely
11/16/18 F John Henson Wrist is out indefinitely
CJ McCollum comes into this contest averaging 20.8 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Damian Lillard averages 26.6 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.1 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Khris Middleton averages 19.3 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 25.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.7 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Portland averages 114.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 51.6 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.4 per game. The Blazers allow 107.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 1st in the league with 120.1 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 11.1. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 51.3 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 26.6. The Bucks are 7th in turnovers per game with 15.1. The Bucks surrender 109.0 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.3 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks were 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game last season.
The Blazers are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 107.1, and their offensive rating of 114 is ranked 8th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 10th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Portland is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Milwaukee is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Bucks are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 105, and their offensive rating of 115.7 is ranked 5th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 1st. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Portland +6.5
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